CPA Crane Hire
Do you require CPA Crane Hire? We offer contract lifting and CPA hire throughout the UK. When you hire lifting equipment, you take the legal responsibility of safety. Alternatively, a "Contract lift" is where our trained operators complete the work for you.
What Is Contract Lifting and CPA Hire?
We are often asked to explain the difference between the services we offer; CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association), Hire and Contract Lifting. The information provided below explains the difference. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us for more details.
A "Contract lift" is where our trained operators complete the work for you.
In the case of a contract life, we do the planning and select the most appropriate equipment for the job. Particular slinging and signalling plans are then selected, and the work is inspected to ensure everything is going well.
You are also responsible for hiring the crane and hydraulic equipment.
Your employees will do the planning, control of the machinery and taking charge of the entire project.
However, you can hire the equipment together with the personnel who have the know-how to use them. They must also know how to do the planning as well as the general supervision of the project.
Either of these options requires you and your employees to follow the safety precautions as stipulated by law.
Please Note: When you hire lifting equipment, you take the legal responsibility of ensuring a plan is put in place for safe execution. However, in the case of contract lifting, our insurance policy covers everyone.
CPA Hire Rules and Regulations
The Construction Plant Hire Association (CPA) have numerous regulations to protect the crane hire company and yourself.
To adhere to all the CPA regulations, you must provide a suitably appointed person who is fully qualified in every aspect of lifting.
The appointed person will have many responsibilities, including the planning of the lift. They will have to select the correct personnel needed for the lift and hire the right equipment.
In accordance with the Construction Plant Hire Association crane hire agreement, you are responsible for ensuring that the appointed person has the correct understanding and knowledge required to complete the lift.
Another necessary Construction Plant Hire Association regulation is the insurance cover required. Whenever you hire a mobile crane, or other plant hires with a CPA contract lift hire, you must provide the correct insurance cover.
The insurance policy must cover loss of or damage to plant and equipment whilst on your site and the loss of and damage to the goods that are required to be lifted.
You also have a responsibility to provide the crane hire company with accurate and relevant information about the items requiring lifting and the project site.
You must also make the crane hire and contract company aware of the ground conditions where the crane is required so that they can plan the lift depending on the site and the terrain.
Why choose CPA crane hire?
When you hire a crane through Construction Plant Hire Association (CPA), you have peace of mind that the hiring company are responsible for the following:
The company must provide you with a crane that is maintained fully and in excellent working order.
The hiring company must provide a certified and tested crane, and this should be verified by the crane hiring company you choose to use.
The hiring company must also supply a fully competent, fully certified crane operator to complete the lifting operations safely.
We strive to be a highly professional company, and all our operatives are fully qualified and highly experienced in all aspects of a lifting operation. We adhere to all Health and Safety in the Workplace guidelines in accordance with the CPA.
The company you hire will also provide a risk assessment and method statement.
Which service do I choose?
When you have chosen a hire, the personnel in charge will work as per your schedule and the instructions that you give. You will provide the timetable for the lift, choose the plant and provide the details of the slinging and signalling plans. This means that you do the supervision work and take charge of everything going on at the plant.
The operator should never commence any work at the plant without seeing the plans and verified with your foreman that they are indeed an accurate record of what you want. Being an expert, they have to ensure that the plans cover all the necessary areas for the work to be completed to your standards. Yet, this doesn't mean the operator is in charge or has done the planning. It just ensures everything is in order before the work commences.
Please Note: When our personnel visit the plant to gather information, this should not be interpreted as taking responsibility for the operations. It implies they want to help in selecting the best equipment for the job.
To find out more about our CPA crane hire, contact us today. Call 01234 945 036 to discuss our services.